In an American gun-lover’s dream world, the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934 and the Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA) of 1986 would be repealed. Among other regulations, both laws control and restrict the transfer and making of fully automatic firearms. As such, ordering a M16A1 lower to an FFL in the United States by an individual is nothing short of impossible.
So when a Gunbroker listing popped up advertising seven vintage M16 Colt 3-hole lowers for under $500 each – “discreet PayPal accepted” – my suspicion radar went way up. Sure enough, the listing is from Sweden, not the USA.
From the M16A1 Gunbroker Ad Listing:
This is a listing for 7 M16a1 Colt manufactured full auto lowers. Each purchase is for 1 of the 7 lowers. they are 3 holed for a auto sear and in great condition for their age. Please look at the picture for condition
WORLDWIDE shipping cost is 25$ for registered parcel with tracking number and insurance. Worldwide includes all US states, Canada, Norway, Zimbabwe and the rest of the world.
Please check your countries laws before purchasing. Item located in Sweden
Delivery time is usually 1-2 weeks but some countries might take up to 4 weeks.
Payment options are: Discreet paypal or international wiretransfer.
I love the surreal Sesame Street backdrop.
No, I will not including a link to the actual listing, and even though shipping to the states is advertised as only being $25 and “no FFL required”, I strongly suggest that you resist the urge to attempt adding one of these lowers to your collection. The two possible exceptions are: 1) you are a licensed importer/exporter with the proper ITAR licensing requirements or 2) you are an individual interested in spending a lot of time in federal prison.
NOTE: The President of the United States has the ability to temporarily open up the NFA registry as an “amnesty period” allowing new machine guns to be added and lawfully transferred to citizens. Hint, hint POTUS-Elect Trump, my birthday is coming up soon.